Monday, January 25, 2021

Mississippi Cashes in on the Broadband Bonanza

Part I: The 2009 ARRA Over the past 10 years, hundreds of millions of federal dollars have flooded into Mississippi with the stated aim...

Why Raising the Minimum Wage is Wrong

President-elect Joe Biden says he wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 per hour. About time too, you might...

MCPP Appoints Lesley Davis Executive Vice President

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy has appointed Lesley Davis as its Executive Vice President. Davis previously served as the Interim President & CEO,...

Jackson Homicide Rate Reaches Record High

2020 proved to be one of the deadliest years in Jackson history. Records suggest that 130 homicides took place by the end of December....

A Statement from the MCPP Board

“What happened in our nation’s capital yesterday was wrong”, said Judge James Herring, Board Chairman, speaking on behalf of the Board of the Mississippi...

MCPP Welcomes Brexit Leader as New CEO

The Mississippi Center for Public Policy is very excited to announce that Douglas Carswell has been appointed as its new President and CEO. Carswell...

Mississippi Fireworks Freedom

Mississippi has some of the most consumer friendly laws in the country when it comes to buying and using fireworks. You have probably noticed...

Tech Talks: An Interview with Tim Mask

I’m Matthew Nicaud, the Tech Policy Analyst at MCPP, and your host for the Tech Talks interview series. In our Tech Talks, we engage...

Hattiesburg Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Charles Chandler Smith, 43, of Hattiesburg, pled guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to filing a false tax...

Breaking: MJI Files Lawsuit to Stop Unconstitutional Healthcare Restrictions

Charles “Butch” Slaughter is a physical therapist and owner of a clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, who would like to start a home health business...